Fresh Faces from the Red Bull Music Academy

While attending a portion of this year’s Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid, it would have been easy to only pay attention to the bigger artists that proliferated the ranks of the Academy’s …

Five Minutes with Salva at RBMA

Over the weekend, this year’s Red Bull Music Academy officially came to a close. Nevertheless, we still have a few tidbits of information to share from our visit to Madrid. (Go here to check out…

Behind the Scenes at RBMA Madrid, Part 2

Last week, XLR8R editor Shawn Reynaldo made the trek to Madrid to check out a portion of this year’s Red Bull Music Academy. The recap of the whirlwind that was his first two days at the Academy…

Five Minutes with John Talabot at RBMA

Last week, XLR8R headed to Madrid and spent a handful of days at this year’s Red Bull Music Academy. Amidst the flurry of lectures, studio sessions, club nights, and special performances, we pul…

Behind the Scenes at RBMA Madrid, Part 1

Last week, XLR8R was invited to Madrid for a few days to get a behind-the-scenes look at this year’s Red Bull Music Academy. The annual summit is currently in the midst of its second term, and u…

High Five: Maceo Plex

Certainly one of 2011’s busiest house DJ/producers, Dallas, TX native Maceo Plex is primed to follow up a handful of singles, EPs, and one full-length for Crosstown Rebels with yet another EP, b…

Bubblin' Up: Patten

Exactly who—or what—is Patten? At this point, practically nothing is clear. Patten could very well be the all-encompassing name for a group of subversive producers that cram their ideas into one burst…

Berlin Music Days Wrap-Up

Last week, our editor Shawn Reynaldo made a quick trip to Berlin for Berlin Music Days, a multi-day happening capped off by the Fly Bermuda Festival. Unlike many of these journalistic expeditions, whi…

High Five: Onra

Multi-faceted French artist Onra might be best known for the neon-soaked permutations of ’80s-funk featured on his lengthy 2010 LP, Long Distance, but—like any bonafide beatmaker—his tastes and …

XLR8R's Top 20 Downloads of October

Last month saw XLR8R’s Downloads section explode with loads of solid tracks from a wide range of talented tunesmiths, and here, we’ve pulled together the top 20 most downloaded free jams f…

Five Minutes at Moogfest with M83

Easily the most breathtaking performance that took place at this year’s Moogfest in Asheville, NC (read our wrap-up here) was the stadium-sized explosion of driving synth-pop that M83 unleashed …

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